Srs. Mariana de Jesús Sagastume Ventura, Janet Lawrence (novice) and Claudia Margarita Juárez Juárez in Montreal during an international formation programme
Photo, CND, 2010

Congrégation de Notre-Dame

Bringing Out Our Inner Light!

The Congrégation de Notre-Dame is a Catholic community of women religious of apostolic faithApostolic faith is the adherence of the whole person to Jesus and to the teachings He gave to his apostles.

This faith is oriented towards continuing the mission of Jesus: to reveal to the world God’s great love of humanity and to call humanity to live in love of God and of one’s neighbour for a better world and happier people.
founded in the by Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys, first educator of Montreal and a pioneer of New France.

We come from countries in North America, Central America, Asia, Africa and Europe where we live and work among the people. In response to a call from our loving God, we give our lives to work toward achieving God’s desire for a just and peace­ful world for all peoples.

With love and joy, we sing life; we celebrate life! Magnificat!Magnificat is a song of joy!
(Click to hear the Sisters sing the Magnificat)
Guided by Christ, who lights our way, we journey forward, led by the spirit of Marguerite Bourgeoys.

How do we experience this journey in our everyday lives?

“Go, I will not abandon you.”

Writings of Marguerite Bourgeoys p. 143

Celebration - Year Of Consecrated Life

Celebration - Year Of Consecrated Life:  Blessed Sacrament Vocation office will coordinate a Day of Service for CND Sisters and Associates in the fall. LCWR and CMSWR encouraged such a day during this Year of Consecrated Life and the CND is most itself through the ministries of prayer and service!  Here’s how it works:  (More to come and Q&A session at the Area Days.)

  • CND sisters and associates will determine an event for a day of service in their area.
  • They could do this by looking at service needs that are already fully planned and are now recruiting volunteers, e.g. a walkathon in support of a local or national cause.
  • Or, they could plan their own event, e.g. a parish clean-up-the-grounds activity.
  • A T-shirt has been designed, built around the “Rooted in Jesus Christ” CND Chapter theme for 2016, which can be worn as part of the service day. The shirts will be provided for all CND sisters and associate participants; we are sure the common T-shirt will generate some conversation around the topic of life as a CND sister.
  • CND sisters and associates are great collaborators. This will be a wonderful opportunity to witness the deepest desire of women religious, to be “rooted in Jesus Christ, cultivating love and compassion.”    
World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation



To respond to the invitation of Pope Francis to have a World Day Care of Creationof Prayer for the , we invite you to attend a bilingual ecumenical evening of prayer at Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at 7.00pm.


For more details: Press Release


Fukushima Desk News

“What are you remindedof when you hear the words 'summer in Fukushima'?  I am sure many of you will answer “those delicious peaches”!  However, the influence of radioactivitydue to the explosion at the Atomic Power Plant is still lingering.  Each one of the peaches is examined carefully before shipping, but the wholesale price given inTokyo is 69% of what it used to be...”


For the rest of the article and more Fukushima news see: 
 Fukushima Desk News


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Annual Fundraiser For Villagers In Kumbo Cameroon

Come And Enjoy Our New Brunch Menu!!

October 25, 2015 • 11:00 Am

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Newsletter Fall 2015

  • News From Cameroon

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  • Next Fundraising Event


Sister Beth Davies receives the Bishop Ketteler Award for Social Justice

On Suday, Agust 2, Sister Beth Davies, CND, received the Bishop Ketteler Award for Social Justice.

Sister Beth Davies, a member of the Congregation of Notre Dame, has served as an activist and advocate on behalf of the impoverished, addicted and exploited in the heart of Appalachia for more than 40 years. Through her dedicated efforts, Sister Beth has developed a network of medical clinics, worked for environmental protections, built effective substance abuse and addiction programs, and changed the Virginia criminal justice system to improve treatment of inmates.

In her early years of ministry to the people of Appalachia, Sister Beth helped to build a community center and to establish the St. Charles Community Health Clinic, a network of clinics for underserved and low-income families.  As a member of the Catholic Committee on Appalachia, Sister Beth was instrumental in the development of the Bishops’ Pastoral Letter, This Land is Home to Me, which called for a response to the exploitation of people and resources in Appalachia. Through her advocacy, Sister Beth helped to secure passage of the federal law that regulates the environmental effect of coal mining in the U.S.

Discussion on Climate, Environment and Creation

Please join us at the Congrégation Notre-Dame Mother House in Montreal, Quebec for a discussion on Climate, Environment and Creation on August 18, 2015.

Special guest Speaker : Laure Waridel, Ph.D author and co-founder of Equiterre.

Presentations will be made in French and simultaneous interpretation services will be provided.


Doors opening at 16 :30 (vegan dinner will be served) 

Sisters of the Congregation of Notre-Dame Mother House

2330 Sherbrooke West, Montreal

(corner Atwater - Atwater Metro)

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